Wood Carvings

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Using a knife, my birds are carved from basswood (unless otherwise stated).  After the piece is carved to shape, feather groups are carved in and within those groups, individual feathers are formed.  The piece is then textured with a wood burner and/or texturing stones to simulate feather detail and finally, painted with acrylic paints to create the soft look of the bird in the wild.  Often, the birds are set into a habitat scene which is creatively made from various materials.  
 
Having said that,  I can also finish the birds with very little carving or texturing detail, which are described as "smoothies".   Other than the songbirds, most of my work is to a half size scale or miniature. 
 
Many of the wood carvings here have been sold and are shown as examples of my work.  For commissioned pieces, I enjoy working with the client with regard to the overall design.   If you would like to commission a carving or for prices of available pieces, please contact me.
 
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Half Size Eastern Meadowlark
Half Size Eastern Meadowlark

........ SONGBIRDS ........
........ SONGBIRDS ........

Hummingbird plaque
Hummingbird plaque

Life Size Barn Swallow
Life Size Barn Swallow

Life Size Red Headed Woodpecker
Life Size Red Headed Woodpecker

Half Size Bluejay
Half Size Bluejay

Half Size Yellow Shafted Flicker
Half Size Yellow Shafted Flicker

Pair Life Size Orioles
Pair Life Size Orioles

Life size Pine Grosbeak
Life size Pine Grosbeak

Quarter Size Blackduck Drake
Quarter Size Blackduck Drake

........ WATERFOWL ........
........ WATERFOWL ........

Pair Half Size Mallards
Pair Half Size Mallards

Quarter Size Mallard Chicks
Quarter Size Mallard Chicks

Pair Quarter Size Bufflehead
Pair Quarter Size Bufflehead

Half Size American Widgeon
Half Size American Widgeon

Miniature "slick" loons
Miniature "slick" loons

Half Size Pied-Billed Grebe
Half Size Pied-Billed Grebe

Third Size Loon Family
Third Size Loon Family

Life size Kestrel
Life size Kestrel

........ BIRDS OF PREY ........
........ BIRDS OF PREY ........

Half Size Screech Owl
Half Size Screech Owl

Miniature Great Blue Heron
Miniature Great Blue Heron

........ SHOREBIRDS  ........
........ SHOREBIRDS ........

Least Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper

Pair Miniature Puffins
Pair Miniature Puffins




Miniature Tern
Miniature Tern

Mourning Dove
Mourning Dove

........  GAMEBIRDS ........
........ GAMEBIRDS ........

Turkey
Turkey

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Stunning not seen these before love them specially Macaw xxx
-- Linda Fitch, 6/13/12

Stunning Jan! Wonderful. thanks for sharing the images! :)
-- Douglas Glover, 6/12/12

Created: 22nd March 2011 - Updated: 6th October 2019



 Jan Fitch - Art in WoodKingston, ON613 484 1260

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